Public Sector: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th February 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the EU Commission Notice issued on 10 January stating that EU public procurement rules will cease to apply to the UK from 30 March 2019.

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The December guidelines published by the European Council point to the shared desire of the EU and the UK to make rapid progress on an implementation period, with formal talks beginning very soon. We have been clear that this should be based on the existing structure of EU rules and regulations, during which the UK and the EU would continue to have access to one another’s markets on current terms.

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